We wanted to introduce prayer mats that captured the diversity and individuality of the people who use them. The designs are inspired by beautiful Quranic verses that speak of nature and its bounties. Hand painted artwork add captivating detail, creating elegant and lush pieces. Paying homage to Islam’s diverse history that spans the globe, these works of art are named after empires that have secured a place in Islamic civilisation.
Qenza Mat - Granada is named after the last Muslim city in Europe, located in the Kingdom of Andalusia and home to one of the most powerful Muslim kingdoms in history. It was the Nasrid Kingdom (1232 - 1492) that built the Alhambra, the palace complex that still stands today. For two of more centuries, the Nasrids ruled peacefully over a myriad of cultures; Jewish, Muslim, Arab and Christian communities coexisted peacefully. Incidentally, granada means pomegranate in Spanish.
And it is He who sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby the growth of all things. We produce from it greenery from which We produce grains arranged in layers. And from the palm trees - of its emerging fruit are clusters hanging low. And [We produce] gardens of grapevines and olives and pomegranates, similar yet varied. Look at [each of] its fruit when it yields and [at] its ripening. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe. (Sahih International)
Qenza Mat - Damascus is named after one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. Founded in the 3rd millennium B.C., it is a city rich with history and culture. The city has some 125 monuments from different periods of its history – one of the most spectacular is the 8th-century Great Mosque of the Umayyads, built on the site of an Assyrian sanctuary and one of the oldest sites of continuous prayer since the rise of Islam.
By the fig and the olive
And [by] Mount Sinai
And [by] this secure city of [Makkah]
We have certainly created man
in the best of stature;
Then We return him to the lowest of low,
Except for those who believe and do righteous deeds, for they will have reward uninterrupted.
So what yet causes you to deny
Is not Allah the most just of judges?
Qenza Mat - Samudera is named after an Islamic harbour kingdom on the north coast of Sumatra from the 13th to 15th centuries, known then as Samudera Pasai. It is believed that the word Samudera is Sanskrit for ocean. Samudera had its glory years when it was ruled by Ratu Nahrasiyah (1406-1428). Her gravestone, which still exists today, reads, “This is the grave of a brilliant holy woman, a Queen respected by all …” The minor kingdom exported its language, an early form of Malay written in Jawi which eventually became the lingua franca of Malaysia and Indonesia.
Say, “If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as supplement.”
The hand-painted artwork is printed
on plush fabric.
Each Qenza Mat comes with a non slip,dirt repellent back coating.